It’s possible that I’ve written a post in the past that began with similar words, or at the least shared this thought, but I think once again it might be worth exploring. There are certain days each year – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays (specifically New Years Eve) – when it seems natural to think of how you spent that day the year before.
So, here I am, at the beginning of a long Holiday weekend approaching New Years Eve and I can’t remember where I was this time last year. So, I guess I’ll opt for the second best – reflecting on the past year of my life. Oh boy.
It has been nearly two months since I moved from New York to Los Angeles. The fact that, that phrase is even part of my vocabulary, seems unreal. I wonder if and when it will sink in that this truly is a real-life event. Just today I put on my license plates so maybe that’s a step in the right direction. Over the past eight weeks, I have moved into a new apartment, leased my first car, began a new job, met a crazy collection of people, experienced more sunshine than I knew was possible in the month of December and discovered things about myself I may never have if not for this move. And, it’s only been two months.
When people ask how the move has been, I respond “so far so good and let’s hope it continues this way.” Therein lies my new years resolution. I hope that in the year to come I will master, or at least improve slightly, on my ability to live in this moment. After all, as someone very wise once said, this is the best moment ever because it’s the only one we have right now. I hope that this California lifestyle and attitude that I’ve been opened up to, rubs off on me. I hope to slow down, breathe deeper and appreciate more. (Although – I don’t think I’ll ever be able to incorporate certain phrases into my vocabulary – “hella tight” or “hit you up”, without sounding like a total imposter).
Like anyone else, there are few things I can guarantee but I have this really great feeling that 2015 just sounds like a year that is about to be amazing, bringing us all only wonderful things. Cheers, a few days in advance, to 2015.